The median contractor rate for a Tester was £376 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
South East / Surrey
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.65% 0.56% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.59% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Median daily rate £376 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.41% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £273 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £400 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1164 1188 1236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.56% 95.42% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 778 703
Median daily rate £425 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 67 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking - 2 £365 - 1
Leatherhead +18 1 £400 -
Redhill -18 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £341 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Use Case
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
7 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
7 4 (23.53%) API Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (17.65%) BDD
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) ISEB
9 2 (11.76%) Java
9 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (11.76%) Banking
9 2 (11.76%) Subversion
9 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.76%) Statistics
9 2 (11.76%) JIRA
9 2 (11.76%) Web Testing

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Workday HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.76%) Gatling
4 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) Protractor
4 2 (11.76%) Subversion
4 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) TestRail
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) API Testing
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Use Case
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) MVVM
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) OWASP
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Statistics
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Workday
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago